Water Drops On Burning Rocks (2000)
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French bad boy director Francois Ozon follows up on his controversial first two films Sitcom (1998) and Criminal Lovers (1999) with this adaptation of a play that legendary German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder wrote when he was 19 years old. Retaining the play's four-act structure, the first act opens with middle-aged Leopold (Bernard Giraudeau) escorting young Franz (Malick Zidi) back to his apartment. Franz, who was on his way to visit his fiancée Anna, allows himself to be picked up by
Jul 12, 2000 Wide
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The film is very theatrical and admittedly 'staged,' but always purposefully.
Good for Ozon, less so for Fassbinder.
...though it's not exactly good, there's something oddly compelling about the whole thing...
Hilarity, tragedy and a bizarre dance number ensue in this well-executed film debut.
What first comes off as a simple satire brimming with an almost John-Waters-esque absurdity, can bear far deeper scrutiny and still not come up empty.
Franz -un adolescente de sexualidad aún no definida del todo- es seducido por un adulto en su departamento, Leopold, y después de la ...
Becomes deeply involving, highly thought-provoking, and remarkably engaging.
The kind of exaggerated, elitist Euro-farce that cinema snobs enjoy just because they know the unwashed masses wouldn't.
Water Drops must be seen as a failed experiment,
Walk into Leopold's apartment, and you might check in, but you won't check out.
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